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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2/2007

01-02-2007 | ORIGINAL PAPER

Sexual Behavior in High-Functioning Male Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Hans Hellemans, Kathy Colson, Christine Verbraeken, Robert Vermeiren, Dirk Deboutte

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2007

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Abstract

Group home caregivers of 24 institutionalized, male, high-functioning adolescents and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, were interviewed with the Interview Sexuality Autism. Most subjects were reported to express sexual interest and to display some kind of sexual behavior. Knowledge of socio-sexual skills existed, but practical use was moderate. Masturbation was common. Many subjects were seeking physical contact with others. Half of the sample had experienced a relationship, while three were reported to have had sexual intercourse. The number of bisexual orientations appeared high. Ritual-sexual use of objects and sensory fascinations with a sexual connotation were sometimes present. A paraphilia was present in two subjects. About one third of the group needed intervention regarding sexual development or behavior.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Sexual Behavior in High-Functioning Male Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Hans Hellemans
Kathy Colson
Christine Verbraeken
Robert Vermeiren
Dirk Deboutte
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2007
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0159-1